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Diane West



Diane has over 32 years’ experience of working in the third sector. Working with both funders and directly with a wide range of communities, she is committed to strengthening your organisation and improving the skills of staff, volunteers and trustees. 

She has direct experience of managing a number of organisations in the role of CEO or Director.  She has managed; a CVS type organisation, youth counselling service, a community centre and a women’s refuge.   

Having been involved in all aspects of running an organisation, Diane is able to offer advice, training and mentoring on a wide range of areas from monitoring, evaluation, people management, organisational planning, project management, finance and fundraising.  She is used to directly securing funding from £10K to £300K and specialises in Trust & Foundations funding. 

An experienced trainer with an excellent reputation, Diane offers seminars in a wide range of areas, the most popular being fundraising and Writing Funding Applications.  

She is a welcome addition to the expert team of advisers, consultants and trainers used by Irish in Bitain